Senior Process Engineer (Operations Support) Mayo | Collins McNicholas

Senior Process Engineer (Operations Support) Mayo

  • Reference: SJ43647
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Location: Galway, Leitrim, Mayo
  • Category: Engineering, Technical & Manufacturing

Senior Process Engineer (Operations Support) – Mayo

We are hiring a Senior Project Process Engineer for a medical device manufacturer in Mayo. This role will support operations of a cleanroom  and has at least 1 Process Engineer reporting to it. The role reports directly into the Assistant Plant Manager and is a permanent position.

This person will lead and coordinate the Process / Manufacturing Engineering activities associated with maximizing efficiency and effectiveness and developing existing manufacturing capacity.  OEE and waste optimization, process improvement and reliability excellence of medium to high automation assets are key elements of this role. The role will include leading manufacturing / Process Engineers (Subject Matter Experts) for diverse technologies.



  • Process Improvements: Position will be responsible for identifying and implementing process & product improvements in the area including Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE), yield and process up-time.  As a Senior Engineer contribute to process improvement targets and planning to meet strategic business goals (5-year outlook) and related annual budget.

  • Use data analytics software (Informance Sage Clarity (Training will be provided)) and SPC techniques to optimize performance.

  • Facilitate Total Productive Manufacturing programs for assigned assets as a key enabler (Training will be provided).  Support spares and consumables budget, preventive maintenance and calibration schedules.

  • Responsible for the provision of high level technical support and response to Operations requirements.  Support first line responders / Craftspersons and Production Associates.

  • Mange a small team of Engineers each of which are assigned to a specific element of the process such as hydrophilic coating, punch / sleeving, packaging and peripheral / other.

  • Support operation enablers such as Total Productive Maintenance Program, Standard Work, Visual Management and other Lean Sigma initiatives.

  • Process Qualification: Periodic support qualification of new products / processes, and ensure compliance to quality standards through execution of protocols.

  • New Product introduction: support timely introduction on any new products or product upgrades in the designated Value Stream area; including development of product costs (COGS).

  • Safety/ Risk Assessments: responsible for ensuring safety compliance in the area and supporting both execution and timely closeout of risk assessments

  • Project Planning & Tracking: responsible for reporting on process performance, plans to optimize the process and project management where applicable.  Formally communicating / reporting same. Responsible for maintaining project budgetary control.

  • Mentor and actively support and coach Process / Manufacturing Engineers in order to develop their technical and professional capabilities.

  • Work closely with frontline resources such as the Operational Shift Team Leader, Craftspersons, Production Associates and other relevant support functions in a unionized environment.

  • Flexibility / periodic out-of-office hours support is critical in support of Operations requirements at short notice.  Operations run 24-7 / 48 weeks of the year.



  • Primary Degree in Engineering discipline, preferably Mechanical, or Manufacturing Engineering

  • 5+ years post qualification experience in general Manufacturing Engineering, with a focus on mechanical systems & their application in a manufacturing environment (batch type process for the medical devices / healthcare / pharmaceutical/ air-motive industry preferred)

  • 3yrs+ Process Optimization and development experience.

  • People management experience and budgetary responsibilities.

  • Flexibility in support of a 24-7 operation.

  • Medium to high volume automation experience pneumatics, pick and place, vision systems, robotics and ideally including PLC/Controls

  • Continuous improvement tools and techniques to measure and improve the process.

  • Familiarity with validation and DOE techniques, statistical analysis tools, and/or DFM principles.

  • Foundation knowledge of Lean Sigma principles

  • Excellent root cause analysis skills


  • Masters in Project Management or Manufacturing Systems or equivalent

  • Data Analytics / SPC Capability

  • ASQ Green/Black Belt Certification / Lean Manufacturing experience

  • Machine design experience

  • PLC / Software experience

  • Project Management Training/Qualification

  • Supervisory or commercial experience

  • Reliability Excellence Experience (Total Productive Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance, Reliability / Predictive Maintenance)

  • FDA, ISO13485 or equivalent experience preferred


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role), please contact Davin Ferguson on 0719140251 or email

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